“I belong with you. You belong with me. You’re my sweetheart.”
I saw the title of this song, “Ho Hey”, before I ever heard the original rendering by The Lumineers. I thought it’d be hokey and stupid, immature and childish. I was wrong, but not in the way that I’d expected. Upon listening, I realized that this song did capture a very childish approach to love, that being with the one you love is as easy as realizing that you belong together and making it happen. Just that easy. I feel in love with this version after hearing it on the television show “Nashville”, and hearing it sung by young girls only invigorated the sense of beauty and purity infused into this love song. Perhaps love isn’t complicated. Perhaps we just make it that way.